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Old 06-21-2006, 06:38 AM
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Yes and no in my oppinion(...)So while this wouldent get you booted off stage, it wouldent place you at the highest rung of the ladder either.
Thanks for the review, I'll try harder for the next one.
I want a good portfolio.
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Old 06-21-2006, 11:52 AM
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dont get me wrong

It may seem I am coming accross too harsh or critical, but just so you are aware, I actually hire people for our studio and evaluate portfolios all the time. 95% of what I recieve is no where near what we are looking for. This really isnt bad at all, with a little more convincing I might actually consider interviewing you (flesh/beauty retouching is a tiny part of the big picture). However when we interview there are four things I am looking for, Talent, experience, attention to detail,... AND the ability to withstand exteemly critical evaluation and critique. This prooves you are teachable (thus able to improve), and that you will be able to work with clients who arent afraid to hurt your ego. The advice im giving would mean the difference between " a retoucher " and a retoucher that top clients ask for by name, insisting that you do their work.

So when I get critical, I am not trying to offend, but add my experience to what top boutique studios are usually looking for. When you say this is a portfilio shot, I will hold it up to a professional standard. When you say "I did this for my friend whadaya think" I would say great, it looks awesome!

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Old 06-21-2006, 12:19 PM
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along with everyone else, i think this is very good. i'll just add two other small areas i noticed that bothered me a bit. one, the hair is a bit too crisp as if sharpened or contrasted too much. it tends to look a bit dried out this way. it's most apparent where the hair falls down and ends on her forehead. and two, there is a bit of fleshtone creeping onto the jacket camera right, low, as if fleshtones were airbrushed over this area a bit.

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Old 06-21-2006, 01:43 PM
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nice work :)

hi!

First if all, congratulations on the good work!

I would just like to add a few suggestions:

I don't know if you intend to retouch for press purposes, but if you are, you should be carefull with your highligh areas (they should be always at a minimum information level of 3%Cyan, 2%Magenta and 2% yellow, and the white areas in your image - specially the eyes are pure white 0c 0M 0Y 0K). This is easilly corrected by adding a selective colour adjusment layer on top of your image and adding 3 points cyan, 3 magenta and 2 yellow on your whites.

The other thing that bothered me a bit was the lack of skin texture on the retouched areas, and the loss of contour information on areas such as the nose (this could be solved by masking the skin blur layer very mildly on the contour areas). I think your could bring back a bit of the original skin texture. As seen on the channels information of the image you posted, after having the skin cleaned up for spots, pimples and eventual dust, I think you could try to make a copy of the red channel and place it in overlay blending mode at about 30% oppacity on top of your skin blur layer, this can help you bring back some texture.

I think you could try and darken her right cheek a bit. By looking at the images channels you can see there is not much information there anyway, so by making it lighter you start to have blemishes on the area, and since there is no skin information on the channels this part of the image tends to have no texture, just colour.

Overall, I'd say you've done a very good job!

I hope the comments can be of any help.


Cheers!! And keep up the good work!!


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Old 06-21-2006, 02:07 PM
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It may seem I am coming accross too harsh or critical(...)When you say "I did this for my friend whadaya think" I would say great, it looks awesome!
I actually meant what I said I want a profetional portfolio, and I will try harder and harder untill I get really good.
Thanks, really, for your pointers.

rutherford- Thanks I'll try that.

Kraellin- I haven't noticed that THANKS


THIS IS ANOTHER ONE I'm Planing to put in my portfolio.

http://www.deviantart.com/view/35119656/
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Old 06-21-2006, 10:06 PM
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MMmMMm Goths.

I dont know much about this kind of retouching but to me the lips still look a little too cracked.
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Old 06-22-2006, 04:48 AM
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decided to give your image a try, hope to hear some criticism. thanks!

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Old 06-22-2006, 12:07 PM
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Another Go

I like that one Gigadals

I've decided to give this one another go.

this is the new version:

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/35009121/

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Old 06-22-2006, 03:59 PM
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Played around with this while helping my mom with her mac... of course it isn''t calibrated!!! Anyway, took a break for lunch. Image became a little soft when i took it down in size to fit within the 100k limit. Fun photo.
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Old 06-22-2006, 05:58 PM
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Nice Going

Very good touch up. Way better than mine
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